MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 38,247 this week

Samson & Delilah (2009)
"Samson and Delilah" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 May 2009 (Australia)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 2,356 users   Metascore: 71/100
Reviews: 41 user | 63 critic | 6 from Metacritic.com

Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 22 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 31 titles
created 22 Nov 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 21 Nov 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Samson & Delilah" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Samson & Delilah (2009)

Samson & Delilah (2009) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Samson & Delilah.
19 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Sen
Stars: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The definitive Delilah of our day, Olga Borodina has been praised by Allan Ulrich in the San Francisco Chronicle for her "gloriously voluptuous singing." The Russian mezzo-soprano reprises ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Zamacona
Stars: Clifton Forbis, Olga Borodina, Eric Jordan
Ten Canoes (2006)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »

Directors: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr
Stars: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin
The Tracker (2002)
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

It's 1922; somewhere in Australia. When a Native Australian man is accused of murdering a white woman, three white men (The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran) are given the mission of ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer
Stars: David Gulpilil, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau
Toomelah (2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In a remote Aboriginal community, 10 year old Daniel yearns to be a gangster, like the male role models in his life. Skipping school, getting into fights and running drugs for Linden, who leads the main gang in town.

Director: Ivan Sen
Stars: Daniel Connors, Christopher Edwards, Michael Connors
Mad Bastards (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

TJ's quest to find the son he's never known, takes him on a journey across the remote and stunning Kimberley landscape. On the road, TJ questions his life of violence... he meets a host of ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Fletcher
Stars: Dean Daley-Jones, Lucas Yeeda, Greg Tait
The Boys (1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie ... See full summary »

Director: Rowan Woods
Stars: David Wenham, Toni Collette, Lynette Curran
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together.

Director: Sarah Watt
Stars: Mary Kostakidis, Justine Clarke, Daniela Farinacci
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Kenneth Branagh
Bran Nue Dae (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins
Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo
Samson and Delilah (TV Movie 1984)
Adventure | Fantasy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Max von Sydow, Belinda Bauer, Stephen Macht
The Darkside (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Warwick Thornton
Stars: Deborah Mailman, Shari Sebbens
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan McNamara ...
Samson
Marissa Gibson ...
Delilah
Mitjili Napanangka Gibson ...
Nana (as Mitjili Gibson)
Scott Thornton ...
Matthew Gibson ...
Samson's Brother / Verandah Band (as Matthew 'MG' Gibson)
Peter Bartlett ...
Store Manager
Noreen Robertson Nampijinpa ...
Community Lady (as Noreen Robertson)
Kenrick Martin ...
Wheelchair Boy (as Kenrick 'Ricco' Martin)
Audrey Martin ...
Payback Auntie
Fiona Gibson ...
Payback Aunty
Morgaine Wallace ...
Checkout Lady
Tony 'Brownie' Brown ...
Security Guard
Roland Gallois ...
Art Gallery Owner
Patricia Shelper ...
Art Store Lady
Alfreda Glynn ...
Art Store Customer
Edit

Storyline

Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges. Written by Beck Cole

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

True Love.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 May 2009 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Samson & Delilah  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Warwick Thornton cast his own brother Scott in the film as Gonzo, despite his sibling being an alcoholic since the age of 16. Thornton insisted that his brother go into rehab before starting on the movie. Scott managed to clean up for the film but relapsed back into alcoholism two weeks after shooting completed. See more »

Connections

Featured in Making 'Samson & Delilah' (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A heartbreaking, original feature
11 March 2009 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at a screening in Melbourne following its premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival and was highly impressed. Not often are we shown Aboriginal stories shown on the big screen and told with sensitivity and realism. The filming of the Central Australian landscapes are beautiful and the characters are sweet, endearing and maddening at times (the grandmother is the most joyful character and worth the price of admission alone). Following the story of two star crossed lovers and the reality of Aboriginal life in the Territories, this is a film that should be shown widely and help to dispel the myth that the Australian film industry is somehow lacking - with films like this being produced, it's certainly not - we just need to see more of it.


37 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
1st Aussie movie to get 5 stars from both David + Margaret bittersweet_smiler
I so wanted to like this film. perama-1
This film just won Warwick Thornton the Camera d'Or at Cannes... CitrusWithFuschiaTrim
What was Samson's last name? ebn218
What music was the Delilah character listening to? blue-3
Music Score?? oasy
Discuss Samson & Delilah (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?